summer · writing

Tips for Time Management (not ironic coming from me at all)

For us, summer started behind and never caught up. All good things. But there hasn’t been enough watermelon on the porch time. And I’m tired. Between camps and deadlines and driving 264 miles a day (an exaggeration but that’s how it feels), I’m wishing I had someone to manage my time. Instead I just made… Continue reading Tips for Time Management (not ironic coming from me at all)

just write life · Recipes · summer · writing

Creative Summer Suppers

These days supper might be my most creative moment. Four busy summer kids is a lot to handle, making the moments we gather around the table all the more special. Summer cooking is its own lesson in creativity and color, and there’s nothing I love better than the simplicity of yellow squash and green zucchini… Continue reading Creative Summer Suppers

summer · writing

On Camping Despite the Rain

We camped. It rained. Again. I don’t know why I continue to put myself through this. Truthfully, I think I wanted to hide from cell phone service for a couple of days. There’s a gap up in our mountains with a swimming lake and a jumping dock and a two mile radius before phones register… Continue reading On Camping Despite the Rain

favorite things · summer

When You’re Finally Able to Really Rest {Some Recommendations}

I think every blogger I follow is writing on rest right now. Rest and saying yest to whatever plan God may have up His sleeve for you next. I’m not going to talk about that right now. Mostly because I haven’t really had any rest lately and we’re just in a season where it seems… Continue reading When You’re Finally Able to Really Rest {Some Recommendations}

living local · summer

Why That South Carolina Low Country is Home Too

This is a repost I wrote two summers ago. Over the past week Edisto Beach suffered extensive damage in the wake of Hurricane Matthew because it did what it does best–provided a barrier. You can view photos of how the beach fared on Facebook Edisto Beach Police Department. Much gratefulness to those who serve the… Continue reading Why That South Carolina Low Country is Home Too

Friday Five · summer · writing

Release {Five Minute Friday}

On Fridays the writers gather at Lisa Jo’s. We write in five minute increments like ones scared braved. We’re not supposed to edit or backtrack or over think, though everyone confesses to that at least once and that’s why there’s grace for even the most ordinary of writing tasks. Except on Fridays five minute ordinary becomes… Continue reading Release {Five Minute Friday}

living local · motherhood · summer

In Which We Camp at Don Carter State Park

I am clearly a crazy person. Do not confuse what I am about to tell you with the idea that I’m a great mom or a fun mom or a brave mom. I am none of those things. I am a crazy mom who gets wild ideas and then with the same incorrigible stubborness I… Continue reading In Which We Camp at Don Carter State Park